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The Empire of Cartionia

“We Will Endure”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
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Location: the South Pacific

Regional Influence: Sprat


The Empire of Cartionia is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, ubiquitous missile silos, and soft-spoken computers. The compassionate, cynical population of 367 million Cartionians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 73.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Cartionian economy, worth 25.8 trillion Solars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is 70,296 Solars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The countryside is shrouded by wind farms, politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech, the military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers, and the children of Cartionia are often remarked upon for their cheery attitude to extreme violence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cartionia's national animal is the unicorn, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Cartionia is ranked 37,653rd in the world and 1,215th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 4,324.71 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,233rdMost Influential: 10,838thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,250thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,751stMost Inclusive: 16,808thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 19,319thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,099thMost Secular: 22,318thMost Compassionate Citizens: 22,389thNicest Citizens: 22,489thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 23,740th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 352nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 515th in the regionMost Inclusive: 600th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 625th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 629th in the regionMost Influential: 702nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 738th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 738th in the regionMost Secular: 773rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 774th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 779th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 798th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 801st in the regionNicest Citizens: 806th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 806th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 45 » Tepertopia, Amerion, Holota, Marinho Islands, Aidenfieeld, Shuckle Empire, Erinor, Corgitopiaa, Qvait, Beepee, Farengeto, Bleakfoot, Bawkie, Nowa Europa, Volaworand, Land Without Shrimp, Scu Greinne, PenguinPies, Tsunamy, Conexia, Yeses, Belschaft, Wehraboos, Rebel-topia, Concrete Slab, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Aumeltopia, Ebonhand, Sandaoguo, Purple Hyacinth, Linguiniland, Bichedder, Holy Free, NIGHTRAY, Eternal Memedom, Libedistan, West Bridgeport, Westenhald, Ceutalia, Sedunn, New Belgrade, Gonrati, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Ipugao, and Treir.